A surreal experience - visiting the "best sauna in Afghanistan"
This note is, as you might notice, in english. I haven´t written it for a long time, so please be patient :-)
I have to write it in this language due to the fact that my new finish friends have to understand it too.
|"Jannen" is the name of the guy who built the sauna|
Last night, I had a quite surreal experience in Camp Spann. A finish comrade from the OMLT invited me to visit their sauna (it was ladies night that time, if that question occured...) First of all, I was laughing out loud, but he was serious. Those finns are really a strange nation, putting a sauna to a country, where temperatures are rising up to 50 ° C and more in summer... But he insisted and so I went there. And what can I say: It was really great, they have everything there, showers, fridges, paper towels, a washing machine, chilled drinks. You can´t believe, you´re in the desert in same kind of war when you´re there.
|Every finish soldier has its own wardrobe inside the sauna, and you´re only allowed to go there, when you have an invitation.|
What I didn´t know then: The thermometer in the sauna has a link to their computer, so can check the hottest temperature I had during my stay. Absolutely crazy, I know, but now I´m the proud owner of a orginall finish sauna diploma, made in the afghan desert. Where one giant afghan familiy has as much water in one week like I was spending during my sauna visit. How can you handle that? I don´t know.
|My sauna diploma...|
But, after all: Thank you Ilkka for your very kind invitation, I really appriciate your great hospitality. I wish all the best to you, and who knows, perhaps sometimes, we´ll meet again in Finland. But than I bring my husband with me, who gets you a lot of fish from the river :-) See you!